Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Journal cover layout with silk sari waste and a white crocheted heart.

 


Close-up of bead embellishment.

 


Notice how the red dye from the silk waste turned the cotton heart pink?

 


The reverse side with an opening cut out for the composition book.

 


I made this journal cover for my daughters 'budget book'...

...figuring that pretty supplies always make onerous jobs a bit more fun! :)

I laid out silk waste from sari making...

...and a hand-crocheted, cotton heart that I found in our church thrift store.

I covered the whole shebang with white roving...

...and finished felting it.

Remember that if you work inside-out like this, you can get confused...

...so don't forget to felt a dot of color on the last layout layer of the 'cut me' side!

I embellished the heart with multi-colored glass beads when it was done...

...both for extra sparkle, and also to hold down a couple of not-quite-felted-in spots on the doily heart.

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7 comments:

vilterietje said...

made with love and lovely looking:)

FeltersJourney said...

Oh Heather, how pretty! That little cotton heart was a good find. I like that the sari silk has turned it pink too
x

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Riet!
Deborah--I know...wasn't that funny?

WonderWhyGal said...

What a wonderful idea to create a cover for a tablet style journal. You always have the best ideas.

Thanks for the tip about adding the dot of color for the cutting too.

You really have inspired me to make some slippers. I showed Sister Bear your blog and she wants to make a pair with me so I think we will next weekend.

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Andrea! I'm so happy that we got to meet 'for real' last week!! XXO-

Viltalakim said...

lovely cover!!
The possibilities with open waved fabircs are endless... I am addicted to lace at the moment :)

Heather Woollove said...

Thanks, Kim. I know...I've got to practice a little more using lace so I don't worry so much about whether it will felt in or not!! :)